SB 17 doesn't address most pressing issues for CA voters
SB 17 doesn’t address most pressing issues for CA voters
As part of an omnibus poll of California voters, PhRMA commissioned a series of health care questions.
As you will see on the following slides:
SLIDE 1: California voters are most concerned with the economy and immigration issues. Healthcare is
a second-tier issue.
SLIDE 2: Voters care more about access to care and quality health coverage, like making sure they get
needed medicines and access to their doctor, than the price transparency called for in SB 17
SLIDE 3: On transparency, California voters want more information from insurers about out-of-pocket
charges, hospital prices and provider networks than about prescription drug prices.
PSB (Penn Schoen Berland) conducted n=1,102 online interviews from June 16-20, 2017, among California 2018 general election likely voters statewide.
The margin of error for this study is +/- 2.95% at the 95% confidence level and larger for subgroups.
Some percentages may add to more or less than 100% due to rounding. Volunteered responses are indicated by (Vol.).
California Statewide Omnibus Survey
Likely 2018 Voters
Fieldwork by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB)
PSB (Penn Schoen Berland) conducted n=1,102 online
interviews from June 16-20, 2017 among California 2018
general election likely voters statewide.
The margin of error for this study is +/- 2.95% at the 95%
confidence level and larger for subgroups.
Some percentages may add to more or less than 100% due to
rounding. Volunteered responses are indicated by (Vol.).
Economy, jobs, and immigration are the top issues for California voters
Economy / Jobs/wages / Cost of living
Immigration / Sanctuary cities
Trump / Federal Government
Water / Drought
Infrastructure / Roads
Schools / Education
Poverty / Homeless
Crime / Violence
Taxes (Specifically gas)
High speed rail
Don't Know / No Response
3. In your opinion, what
would you say is the most
important issue or
challenge facing the state
of California today? (OPEN
Voters most support efforts to improve insurance practices and cracking down on Rx price gouging
Stop insurance companies from discriminating against patients by refusing to
cover the costs of prescription medicines for chronic health conditions, such as
cancer and diabetes
Crack down on companies that jack up the price of generic medicines
Require health insurance companies to provide better coverage so patients
can choose their own doctor and afford their prescription medicine
Enforce laws against monopolies so hospitals and health insurance companies
are part of competitive marketplaces
Find new ways to help states afford the costs of expanding Medicaid for low
Modernize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to speed the approval
of safe and affordable generic medicines
Require more transparency from hospitals and health insurance companies
Require more transparency from prescription medicine companies
4. You will now see a set of proposals to address healthcare costs in California.
Which of the following, if any, do you favor? You may select up to three. (MULTIPLE RESPONSES PERMITTED)
Voters prioritize having more transparency around their out of pocket costs
Knowing how much you will be required to pay out-of-pocket for care at the
Knowing how much a hospital paid for a medicine compared to what they
charged for it
Knowing how hospitals determine the prices they charge for medical services
Knowing how much you will be required to pay out-of-pocket at the pharmacy
to access medicines prescribed by your doctor
Knowing which doctors are in the health insurance network
Knowing why health insurance companies deny coverage for medicines or
services prescribed by your doctor
Knowing the list of medicines covered by an insurance plan
Knowing how pharmaceutical companies price prescription medicines
Knowing what you will have to pay out-of-pocket for care you receive from an
Knowing how much pharmaceutical companies spend on marketing and on
research and development
5. Below are a set of proposals to make health care cost information more transparent. Which of the following, if any,
do you favor? (MULTIPLE RESPONSES PERMITTED)